Sector

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A sector, also spelled with a capitalisation, is a group, or community of micronations which share a common bond; be that a geographic region, close political ties, similar culture, history or ancestral micronation, or a combination of factors. Sectors may be formally established or naturally develop overtime. Isolated sectors may develop unique cultures, beliefs, philosophy, political ties and customs, and hierarchies.

Geographic sectors are most common, and can be macronational, such as the Czech sector, Indonesian sector or Greek sector, based on regions or cities, such as the London Sector, Houston sector or New England Sector, or even larger, such as the Western Canada sector or African sector. Other sectors may share similar languages or culture, like the Lusophone sector or Dutch Sector, while others are solely political, such as the TOES Sector, or various sectors which revolve around a single intermicronational organisation, like the large communities in the Grand Unified Micronational, Cupertino Alliance and the former Konmalehth. Although highly discouraged, geofictional sectors exist too, namely the Apollo Sector and Micras Sector.

A number of other online communities based on social medias or wikis are broadly referred to as sectors, such as Twitter, Discord, Reddit or the largest the MicroWiki Sector, which describes micronations who have formed an independent, largely self-contained micronational community on MicroWiki by using the wiki, its forums or Discord server as their primary platform for diplomatic contact and sharing information. A subsector is a sector within a sector, i.e. the Stradan sector is a subsector of the Indonesian sector, although a subsector may still be called a sector.

History and significance

Early use

A similar term was first used in 1996 by Ünie when the term African sector was used to describe micronations primarily located in Southern Africa. The term "sector" was a shortening of the one-worded "geosector" (geosektor in Afrikaans), and was used almost interchangeably amongst it.

Modern

The origin of the term "Sector" in its current meaning may be lost to time, however supposedly it began with the advent of the Apollo Sector and the efforts of the Apollo Foundation to preserve the history of Apollo nations around 2000 or 2001. The definition of the term began to expand, when at various points different micronations (and the micronationalists involved) began to use the term for political purposes to spread the influence of their micronations and the micronations involved. Similarly around the time, the Lusophone sector had huge activity through e-mail and early messaging softwares, and began to develop huge cultural and diplomatic isolationism, and simulationism, something which the sector is still highly categorised for today.

With the creation of MicroWikia in 2005, the term became more widely used.

Notable sectors

Other sectors

See also